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2007-08-14 - 11:34 a.m.

Shortly before I went to pick up Brin from the airport, I received a weather alert from my handy dandy Weather Channel Desktop program.

"The next three days will be some of the hottest on record for the summer, with temperatures climbing into the 100s."

It never fails.

Anyway, today it's been revised so that it's only going to be in the 90s.

Much better.


Speaking of heat, it's time for your global warming moment of bullshit.

From the Garbage In, Money Out Dept.:

NASA corrected some data that changes the original claims of the hottest years on record:

In many cases, the changes are statistically minor, but their potential impact on the rhetoric surrounding global warming is huge.

The hottest year since 1880 becomes 1934 instead of 1998, which is now just second; 1921 is third.

Four of the 10 hottest years were in the 1930s, only three in the past decade. Claiming that man-made carbon dioxide has caused the natural disasters of recent years makes as much sense as claiming fossil-fuel burning caused the Great Depression.

The 15 hottest years since 1880 are spread over seven decades. Eight occurred before atmospheric carbon dioxide began its recent rise; seven occurred afterwards.

In other words, there is no discernible trend, no obvious warming of late.


Imagine if the shoe were on the other foot. Imagine the shrieking of the warmers if we had previously thought that hot years were scattered throughout the past 130 years, but after a correction the warmest years could be seen to be concentrated in the past decade.

They would insist the revised data proved their case. They would blitz every news organization and talk show. They would demand to be allowed to indoctrinate school children on the evils of cars and factories.

The GW crowd won't admit there's been an error. Too much money is at stake - research grants and such. How do you think Al Gore pays for all that jet fuel?


Article from the LA Times: Over at the Clinton Library, they've locked away all the documents that pertain to Hillary until the 2008 election.

Gee, did she do something that might go against her current image? That would make her just like everybody else in Washington.

A politician.


From Hud's blog comes this.

Ummm...somehow I don't think of THIS particular use when I think of THIS product.

And I swear, I didn't Photoshop the name on the ad.


The last item is the reason for today's title.



Today, shopping and lunch.

And then, work.

Be seeing you.


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